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Lecture 03

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC18H3
Professor
Michelle Hilscher
Semester
Summer

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PSYC18 Lecture 03 Continuation from Lecture 02 German Romanticism Opposite to British Enlightenment British enlightenment was more about authority figure, reasoning etc. ) This period started around 1750 repudiation of Enlightenment ideals of reason & science oThought EMOTIONS were IMPORTANT not just for the purpose of romantic its ALRIGHT to EXPRESS ALL your EMOTIONS feeling ( not to bottle it up) oEmotions were coming back into the culture & society love for landscape painting at this time Compare the picture : This picture from British Enlightment see NO EMOTIONS around here Just a bunch of people sitting together This is what reality of that time Compare this pic w the top one from the Romanticism period (very different in terms of range of Emotions presented here (this portrays the reality of that time) LOT OF EMOTIONS realize its not love or other type of emotions - portrays rage, anger type that evoke emotions that Question type of lifestyle Jean- Jacques Rousseau (1712 1778) www.notesolution.com Thought human nature has been CORRPUTED by REASON & SCIENCE oThat if people were left alone we could develop into our natural potential natural sate of human being is that of NOBLE SAVAGE oWe are born as savage to develop FREELY its better for our nature Education, reasoning HINDERS SMOOTHER our development into natural fulfillment of our potential we are born w oBy going through this formal structural system our spontaneous impulses are smothered As consequences thought ideal form of education is HANDS OFF type oLet them do whatever they want let them make mistake, ENCOURAGE SPONTANEOUS EMOTIONS than forcing them w certain value, education system ( dont make them function or go through life w sterility of reason) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 1832) Focused on how emotions are important for artist o artist should be aware that each COLOUR represent EMTIONS that ACT on DIFFERENT PARTS of our BRAIN ( each colour would then represent different intellectual faculty ) E.g. red could evoke festive mood oHave to paint w balance (of both positive & negative side of the hue circle) to get ideal affect from viewers COLOUR HARMONY produce SPLENDID EFFECT - in-balance & makes people clam Positive side warm feel evoke powerful emotions BUT people could be too emotional (overwhelmed) Negative side soft emotions people will feel restless anxious Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 1860) What motivates us in life is WILL TO LIVE this our basic desire - we want to survive & reproduce BUT this is a problem since we KNOW everybody DIES sooner or later oOur desires are FUTILE & ILLOGICAL leading to suffering & stress people deal w this stress through TEMPORARY ASETHETIC CONTEMPLATION (focusing in artistic things) Morality - believed there are 3 basic moral incentives that drive behaviour oCOMPASSION deep aware sympathy for someones suffering - this is the MAJOR MOTIVATOR to moral expression www.notesolution.com
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